There has to be something man-made in a subject for Charlotte to want to portray it - which is why she does not feel moved to paint in the countryside (although she craves it in other ways), unless there is a building in it. But townscapes gives her a buzz: light falling on brickwork, stone or stucco and architectural detail, the more complicated the better. Charlotte relishes tackling really intricate mouldings, and she cares passionately about getting them right.
Charlotte uses pen and ink, pencil and watercolour, and paints mainly architectural subjects. She works on several pieces at a time and drives straight in without preparatory work. It usually takes about four to five sessions on the spot when she paints commissions.
1935 Born in London
1953 to 57 Royal Academy Schools
1989 Appointed Keeper of the New English Art Club
Royal Watercolour Society
Small Paintings Group
1957 RA School Silver Medal for Drawing 1957
1962 & 63 Lord Mayor’s Art Award
1978 & 79 Spirit of London Award
1973 The De Laszlo Medal, Royal Society of British Artists
2005 St. Stephen’s Festival of Arts and Faith
2003 ‘London as it is: Contemporary Images in the Footsteps of Thomas Shottes Boys’, Sabin Gallery
2002 ‘Around the Park’, Sheridan Russell Gallery
1998 Sally Hunter Fine Art
Drawings for Edwardian Architecture: a Biographical Dictionary, A. Stuart Gray, Duckworth, Fanlights: A Visual Architectural History, A. Stuart Gray, A&C Black